Detailed guidance on school admission appeals

8. Start an appeal

Submit an appeal with the Online appeal form

Please note if you are appealing for a voluntary aided (faith) school you need to appeal direct to the school.

To submit an appeal in a paper format, please see our guidance on making an appeal.

Independent advice on making an appeal

Coram Children’s Legal Centre provides a Child Law Advice Service which can help you prepare your appeal.

Statutory guidance on school admissions and appeals

School admissions code – GOV.UK

School admission appeals code – GOV.UK


We can’t advise you on the content of your appeal but we can answer questions.

If you didn’t find the answer to your question on our pages, use our enquiry form.

Don’t use the enquiry form to submit your appeal.